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  • Using concrete in cold weather
    February 23, 2009
    March 4th, 2009 Using concrete in cold weather 4th March 2009: Following on from the coldest winter in nearly 20 years, March and April can often bring near- to- freezing conditions, affecting how a builder applies concrete.
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  • CEMEX quarry manager honoured in queen’s new year list
    December 31, 2008
    31th December 2008: John Drayton, quarry manager at CEMEX in Barrington, has been awarded the Order of the British Empire: Member (MBE) for services to the quarry industry and geology. John Drayton first came to CEMEX’s Barrington Cement Plant 38 years ago.
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  • New urban concrete plants open for business
    December 11, 2008
    11th December 2008: CEMEX’s latest new concrete plants, at Stepney in London and Oldbury in Birmingham, are up and running and represent significant investment and commitment to local construction markets. Both plants are well placed to provide readymixed concrete for housing, infrastructure and other construction projects in some of the busier conurbations in the country.
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  • New hoppers to increase rail transportation to over 10% for CEMEX UK
    December 9, 2008
    9th December 2008: New state-of-the-art rail hopper wagons are now transporting aggregates on behalf of CEMEX UK, building materials provider, increasing its rail transportation to over 10% of all transport. 82 new CEMEX-branded hopper wagons are high capacity, track-friendly wagons that will maximise the amount of materials transported.
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  • CEMEX collects five top marketing awards
    December 2, 2008
    2nd December 2008: Building materials company CEMEX has been presented with five awards for the company’s marketing excellence at the prestigious Construction Marketing Awards 2008.
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  • New collaborative book uses power of pictures to put the spotlight climate change.
    November 20, 2008
    20th November 2008: A new book, A Climate for Life, was today launched in London by global building materials provider CEMEX and biodiversity partnership body Conservation International.
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  • Underfloor heating – The importance of having the right base
    October 23, 2008
    23rd October 2008: Andy Nevitt, a screed flooring expert from CEMEX UK, the leading building materials provider, talks about what architects, developers and self builders need to know when choosing screeds to use over underfloor heating systems.
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  • Adding value for customers through Mortar advice
    October 23, 2008
    23rd October 2008: Mortar is the glue in any building and is one of the many product lines that can be sourced at builders' merchants.
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  • CEMEX Promotes Cement Experts
    October 23, 2008
    23th October 2008: Global building solutions company CEMEX has promoted current director at Rugby cement plant, Carlos Uruchurtu, to vice president for cement operations in the UK, while current operations manager at Rugby, Luis Galan, has been appointed new plant director with immediate effect.
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  • New CEMEX mortar plant opens for business
    October 14, 2008
    14th October 2008: Building materials provider CEMEX UK has commissioned a new £6 million dry silo mortar plant at Braintree in Essex, from which factory-made mortars are delivered dry to construction sites.
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  • New Bronze Age Find’ At CEMEX’s Kingsmead Quarry
    October 10, 2008
    10th October 2008: Another significant ‘find’, a ‘Picardy’ pin, has been unearthed at CEMEX’s Kingsmead Quarry at Horton near Windsor in Berkshire.
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  • CEMEX Launches New Online Location Finders To Help Customer Ordering
    October 2, 2008
    2nd October 2008: Leading building materials provider, CEMEX UK has launched two new online tools to help customers locate with ease the building materials and services they require.
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